UPDATE: Worthing bank ceiling collapse due to rain

Barlcays Bank Worthing closure SUS-151112-151930001
Barlcays Bank Worthing closure SUS-151112-151930001

‘Significant damage’ has been caused to Barclays Bank in Chapel Road, Worthing due to rainwater and is unlikely to reopen until the middle of next week.

As a result of the damage, the bank has been closed all day today, but a spokesman for Barclays said it will open its West Worthing branch on Saturday.

This comes more than two years after the branch had a big revamp.

A Barclays spokesman said: “When the team arrived at the branch in Chapel Road this morning they found that rainwater had got into the building causing significant damage.

“We have engineers working on site but due to the extent of the damage the branch is unlikely to reopen until the middle of next week.

“In the meantime we have extra staff at the closest branches in West Worthing, Lancing and Rustington.

“Also we have arranged for the West Worthing branch, which is normally closed at the weekend, to be open on Saturday from 9am to 4pm.

“We apologise for the inconvenience that this temporary closure will cause to customers and will work to reopen as soon as possible.”

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